Re: [Clip] Pasting Notetab tabs into a Windows application
- Hi Roy,
At 09:56 AM 12/29/03 -0600, you wrote:
>I have been wanting to do something for a long time and now I thinkNoteTab Pro can help.
>I would like to paste several fields into the Windows version of Turbo Taxall at once (or to any
>other Windows application).fields, seperated by some type of a
>Or pasting several fields into a web page would be great also.
>Is there a way in Notetab Pro that I could key the data for several TT
>Notetab tab character that would work the same as the tab key, and thenpaste the whole line into TT?
>Example:It is possible to copy and paste data from NoteTab to another application
if you are willing to take the time to set it up and if you feel that you
will do enough work with the clip to make it worth while. This does not
sound like an easy clip to write to me. If I did it I would be using the
^!Keyboard command to pass the data to the application.
First you would need to determine how many fields you would be filling and
then you would need to set up the wizard or wizards to do it. Next, you
would need to experiment with the various clip commands for bringing up the
application that you want to paste into and you would need to set up the
code to lock up the running clip and wait until the target app gets focused
and then release the clip to finish pasting the data into the target app.
And finally, you would need to run through the keystrokes on the target app
to determine the keystroke sequence to use to enter your data.
^!Focusapp will bring up the target app but you must hold up the rest of
the clip execution until it gets brought to the front or your keystrokes
will be dumped into NoteTab or somewhere else other than the target app.
^$GetAppTitle$ can be used in a loop to watch for the target app to come
into focus and to hang the clip in a loop until it does and then release
the clip to the keystroke sequences.
You can use ^!SetClipboard with your wizard or wizards to send the data to
the clipboard for pasting into the target app.
You can use sequences such as ^!Keyboard Ctrl+V or ^!Keyboard Ctrl+Ins
depending on what your target app accepts as a shortcut key for pasting
information from the clipboard and you can combine those with tabs or what
ever keystrokes your target app uses to move from field to field and the
enter key if needed to enter your data into the particular field.
You can use any keystroke combination that your target app accepts as a
shortcut key to allow NoteTab to control the target app. Example: I wrote
such a clip for Eudora Pro and ^!Keyboard Ctrl+N would cause Eudora to open
a new message when NoteTab passed it with Eudora in focus.
The big problem as I see it is that you must run your target app and check
out the keystroke sequences that will do the job for you including the
shortcut keys for that application that you might want NoteTab to use to
If you are just running one or two jobs with Turbo-Tax, it does not sound
worth it to me but if you are doing many many entries, well it just might
be something that you might want to try.